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Simone Rebello - Guest at St.Ronan's Spring Concert

Published on 25 April, 2012 at 23:04


St. Ronan's Silver Band will present a concert on Saturday 19 May in the Memorial Hall, Innerleithen at 7.30pm featuring St. Ronan's Future Band and the main band along with guest soloist, internationally acclaimed percussionist, Simone Rebello (

Simone graduated with Distinction from The Royal Northern College of Music in 1991 to embark on a career as a solo percussionist that has seen her recording several Cds (the latest with the BBC Singers), touring and broadcasting extensively nationally and internationally and winning a collection of awards and prizes including Cosmopolitan Woman of the Year in the Performing Arts. She works frequently as a concerto soloist with wind orchestras and brass bands around the world and as a solo recitalist.

Simone is a founder member of BackBeat Percussion Quartet who have won a number of chamber music competitions in the UK, Japan and the USA and who continue to tour, record and present concerts globally with recent trips to China, Japan and Europe.

Simone regularly appears as a guest performer with a number of ensembles including The Equivox Trio, Ex Cathedra, The Young Voices Band and in a duo with outstanding jazz pianist Jason Rebello. She has worked with several pop artists including Beverley Knight, Alexandra Burke and Mika.

In September 2010 Simone was appointed as Director of Percussion at The Royal Northern College of Music.

In addition to performing Simone is an experienced adjudicator of percussion events, wind and brass contests and general music competitions and has judged for such prestigious events as BBC Young Musician of the Year, National Brass Band Championships for New Zealand, Australia, USA, Europe and Switzerland and for The National Concert Band Finals.

Simone is a solo artist and endorsee for Yamaha Music Europe and it is through their generosity that Simone is appearing in Innerleithen after the St. Ronan's Band chose Yamaha cornets and horns when they bought new instruments last year. The Band will play a number of joint pieces with Simone as well as a selection of other numbers, with St. Ronan's Future Band appearing too.

Tickets are on sale now at £6.00 each (£5.00 concession) for the event from John Adam's Bakery in Innerleithen or from Robb's KeyStore in Peebles. Tickets can also be ordered by sending a stamped addressed envelope to St. Ronan's Silver Band, 21 Miller Street, Innerleithen, EH44 6QR. Cheques should be payable to "St. Ronan's Silver Band." Tel. 01896 831721or email for further enquiries.


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